How to Overcome “Diet Rebellion”

Do you ever think to yourself, “I’m sick of people telling me what I should and shouldn’t eat! I am going to eat whatever I want.”? Then you might have some rebel tendencies. And I have an idea for you. Here is your plan for overcoming “diet rebellion.” Instead of…

You Just Lost Your Last Excuse

“What would it look like for you and me to see every movement as an opportunity to be grateful? To not waste one second of our health?“ Have you met Kristan Seaford? If not, I am giving you fair warning that any excuse you have ever used to avoid going…

Normal BMI with Large Bellies = Increased Risk of Death

Having a normal BMI (Body Mass Index) of 25 or under does not guarantee that we are healthy. People with a normal BMI who carry their weight around the middle are at the highest risk of death from any cause compared to those who are overweight or obese but carry…

What’s the Minimum Strength Training?

You want to do the bare minimum and get results. I get that. So how little strength training can you do, and still see results? Opinions vary, but most research points towards twice a week as a minimum. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends a minimum of 10-12…

What’s the Real Scoop on Meal-Timing?

Breakfast? Intermittent fasting? Late-night snacking? Depending on what you read, all of these can be glorified or vilified. But now, the American Heart Association (AHA) has released a “scientific statement” on meal-timing and frequency, and how they affect weight and heart disease. (1) Below are some highlights of the 27-page…

Is Salt Really Bad For Me?

Not as bad as you think for most people. This is another one of my hot buttons about which I have written before. Many people assume that salt is bad for everyone, though opinions on optimal amounts vary widely. For example, the European Heart Journal recently stated that there is…

Junk and Processed Food Damages Blood Cells

This is so embarrassing. When I read this study I was eating chocolate pie. Seriously. But it was not “processed” technically, because it was homemade. It came from real butter, sugar, cocoa, and eggs. But yeah, no antioxidants or other redeeming value. A cancer researcher at Swansea University stumbled upon…

The Key to a Long, Healthy Life

Is there one? One key? I actually think there are a lot. And most of us probably already know what they are. After chuckling through an article on Centenarians though, I thought about the things in life that truly make a difference in our mental and physical health. But first…

Don’t “Leave” With Regrets

What will you regret when you are about to leave this earth? I have lost both parents as well as all of my grandparents. And I had the amazing privilege of being with both my father and grandfather when they passed away. So I was fascinated to hear about the…

Perhaps Exercise CAN Offset a Week of Unhealthy Eating

Even when¬†people only¬†overeat occasionally, they may have increased fat tissue and metabolic issues. However, evidence shows that exercise has some protection on our cell’s metabolism of fat. This was a small experiment performed with lean and healthy young adults, so certainly not a representative sample of the U.S. They consumed…